Various Artists / Sin Vida / Life Without
Album:Sin Vida / Life Without Collection:General 12"
Artist:Various Artists Added:Feb 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-02-25 Pull Date:2012-04-28 Charts:Loud
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Recent Airplay
1.Apr 21, 2012:Sound and Fury
Smallpox, Willy Nilly
3.Mar 03, 2012:Catharsis / shenanigans
Crystal Meth
2.Mar 17, 2012:Catharsis - St. Paddy's night
Nothing To Lose
4.Feb 25, 2012:Catharsis
Broken Flowers

Album Review
D. Cannibal
Reviewed 2012-02-25 
Split release from two Bay Area hardcore punk bands—Life Without broke up and 2/3 of them became 2/4 of Sin Vida. (You’ll find that fairly amusing if you’ve ever taken a Spanish class.) Sin Vida is mostly female-fronted, with bewilderingly fast songs, not quite as abrasive as fellow Bay Area lady-punx Voetsek—maybe Avengers after drinking too much coffee laced with speed and getting a drummer that only listens to Discharge LPs on 45. Life Without conspicuously reeks of a much higher testosterone level. Clearly these guys listened to a lot of DRI and Cryptic Slaughter back in high school, and probably don’t consider Slayer to be punk enough.
FCCs: A 5, 11 / B 2, 4, 6, 7, 8

“This Side”—Sin Vida
1. Short, fast, loud
2. Shorter; fast, loud
3. Fast, loud, some menacing midpaced interludes that build sick tension
4. Midpaced pummeling thrash; then fast again
5. Slow intro, then holyfuckfastsmashyourskullonconcrete. FCC “bullshit” clearly audible from sampled movie dialogue at the very end, segues into…
6. Short, fast, loud
7. Heavy, slow, rumbling—then fast again!
8. SHORT! + fast + loud
9. hard rock intro riff leads to some solid rocknrolling punk, never gets quite that fast
10. yet another track on the more rockin’, not so fast side of things
11. FCC “get the fuck out of my face!” short fast face-punching tune
12. suddenly the singer sounds like a hardcore version of Exene, fast and vaguely 12-bar blues but really really pissed

“That Side”—Life Without
1. Various spoken samples, segues into Slayer-esque midpaced riff, then raging mosh-worthy hardcore punk, angry rant about how reality sucks and you can’t get by without society’s drugs.
2. Angry, fast, interspersed with mid-paced chugging thrash riffs. FCC “fuck”
3. Starts with various spoken-word samples about how America loves drugs. Reagan impersonator says, “Nancy and I are hooked on heroin.” Then the song attempts to smash your face into the wall.
4. FCC: a lot of f-bombs. Fast, pissed, schizophrenic.
5. Heavy intro riff lumbers menacingly, then they pick up the pace and rock out with some tasty guitar leads. Metal!
6. FCC “fuckin” midpaced aggressive thrash like it’s 1985, before abruptly speeding up
7. FCC “motherfucker” fastfastfast <1min
8. FCC “fuckfuckfuck” Midpaced punk-rawkin’ badassery, less metal influence but no less raging
9. FCC “fuck” midpaced angry arggg fuck everything

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Sin VidaNot Worth Fighting For?
2.Sin VidaWilly Nilly
3.Sin VidaSmallpox
4.Sin VidaBroken Flowers
5.Sin VidaCrimes
6.Sin VidaThey Call This Life?
7.Sin VidaNothing To Lose
8.Sin VidaThe City
9.Sin VidaMercenary
10.Sin VidaThe Price We Pay
11.Sin VidaEye To Eye
12.Sin VidaRock N Roll
13.Life WithoutA.D.D.
14.Life WithoutLife Without
15.Life WithoutCrystal Meth
16.Life WithoutYou're Wrong
17.Life WithoutBoxtop
18.Life WithoutComatose/Over There
19.Life WithoutAmerican Freedom
20.Life WithoutFlashpoint
21.Life WithoutBetter Off Dead